Best movies of the 1960s

Here is an update to this list.

Best of the best

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    • Full of stunning visuals and ideas. A monolith is discovered on the Moon that sends a signal towards Jupiter — so a ship is sent to investigate. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
  • Dr. Strangelove
    • One of the funniest movies ever made. An insane general orders planes with nuclear warheads to bomb the Soviet Union. Stars Peter Sellers in three roles.
  • Mary Poppins
    • A very funny movie. Mary Poppins arrives to be the nanny for Jane and Michael, and adventures ensue. Stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
  • My Fair Lady
    • A delightful musical. Professor Henry Higgins bets his friend he can transform Eliza Doolittle into a lady. Stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
  • Planet of the Apes
    • Big ideas and adventures. Astronauts land on a planet where apes are in charge and humans are treated as animals. Stars Charlton Heston.
  • The Sound of Music
    • Every song is memorable. Maria is sent to be a governess with a family that has a strict father and a large number of children. Stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
  • West Side Story
    • Ultimately a tragedy, the music is terrific. An American boy and a Puerto Rican girl fall in love, but their respective communities don’t like each other.

Runner ups

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Great Escape
  • The Lion in Winter
  • Yellow Submarine

Honourable mentions

Worth watching once

I previously listed the best movies of the 1950s.

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